Climate Change & Global Inequalities

Please Join us in the first talk in the trilogy, Climate Change and Global Inequalities: Exploring the effects of climate change on global development, mass migration and world economy.

The first talk is entitled:

The poor will pay the priceWhat went wrong in the politics of climate change?” 

A Conversation with Prof. Federico Rampini, Journalist and International Correspondent for Repubblica

Monday, March 12 at 6 PM, Carson Auditorium. 

The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue – 10062 Manhattan.


An evening reception for talk attendees will follow in the Lower Level CRC.


6 PM: An introduction to the SCM Climate efforts, including our zero-waste campaign

6:05 PM: Presentation by Prof. Rampini: Climate Change & World Politics.

6:30 PM: A Conversation with Prof. Rampini – Moderated by Mr. Luigi Marini, Legal Advisor at the UN and High Court Judge

6:45 PM: Questions from the audience

7 PM: Evening reception and Table by the Community of Sant’Egidio, presenting its local and global activities.


This event is organized in collaboration with The Community of Sant’Egidio USA, a Peace-building organization that works to tackle poverty-related issues with global and local projects.

Additional details and bios of the speaker and moderator can be found below. A flier of the event is also *attached*.

Please, mark your calendar for this important event on Monday, March 12. Looking forward to seeing you.


Speaker: Federico Rampini is the US Chief Correspondent of La Repubblica, the leading national daily newspaper in Italy. He has been based in New York since 2009, also covering all international summits and the various US Presidents during the G7 and G20, APEC-ASEAN and NATO. while following US Presidents at those international gatherings. He is a White House correspondent, commuting regularly to Washington DC and covering the international trips of US Presidents, including Obama and more recently, Trump.

His previous assignment had been as the China and Asia bureau chief, based in Beijing, from 2004 to 2009.

From 2000 to 2004, he was based in San Francisco as the West Coast’s technology correspondent and global geopolitics columnist. As a foreign correspondent he also lived in Paris and Brussels.

He was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley (2002 – 2004),

Visiting Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2004  – 2009) and currently is Visiting Professor at the MBA of the Business School SDA-Bocconi in Milano, joint program with the Barcelona ESADE Business School.

A prolific writer, he is the author of more than twenty essays on immigration and globalization, technology, and the rise of various Asian countries and a frequent panelist on China at the Asia Society in New York.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs, in New York and Washington DC.


Moderator: Mr. Luigi Marini is the Legal Advisor, Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations starting 2014.

Previous to this position, Mr. Marini served as prosecutor and judge from 1982 to 1996. From 1996 to 2001 served as staff member of the Ministry of Justice, inter alia heading the National Office of judicial statistics. From 2002 to 2006 served as elected member at the High Council of the Judiciary, with a special dedication to training and international relations.

Finally , he served as justice on criminal matters at the High Court in Rome from 2006 to 2014, with a special dedication, inter alia, to human rights, crimes related with environment protection and migrant protection, trafficking in cultural property and, finally, domestic and transnational organized crime.

He is an author of various publications on legal and criminal matters and publications dedicated to the independence, efficiency and transparency of the judicial system, human rights, counter-terrorism, the protection of cultural heritage and to the culture of lawfulness.

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